Trimmings

by Douglas Thomas

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Recorded, mixed, mastered by Pete Barnhart at Elemental Studios, Lancaster, PA.

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released 29 June 2012

Douglas Thomas (vocals, guitar, electric bass), Isaac Se Young Um (cello), Lindsey Nye (backup vocals on Sparrow).

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Douglas Thomas Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Blending folk, rock, and world music, Douglas Thomas, a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter based in East Michigan.Thomas released his debut EP Trimmings in 2009 and was later a finalist at WXPN's Philly Rising Showcase.
His next album Gone to Seed will come out this winter.
He has been a featured performer at the World Cafe and a member of the 21st Century Dreamtime Lions.
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Track Name: Paulownia
Give me strength to hold them like they held me like a sweet dream in the morning light everything you did for us was just right what’s a grudge worth on the other side give me strength to catch them when they fall cause this anger that I carry makes me weak how did our roles reverse so quickly? No matter how the time is now you are on your way to Paulownia I will meet you there with the trees in bloom everything you lost it was just a joke cause you’ll have it there in Paulownia give them strength to look us in the eyes time for apologies we’ve left behind when our nest got shaken we all flew away but the four of us are coming home to roost healthcare can’t buy you that kind of healthcare and it sure can’t make you happy when you’re going on your way…
Track Name: Hluchy Rd
It has a name that can’t be spoken and it can’t be found on a map the only we know it is in our sleeping dreaming moments and you wake up with longings so strong we can’t get up and we realize what’s missing and it’s beating down that gravel road we call home and a man on that road in a house had a dream and it flew right out the window and he’s been chasing it ever since and the further he got the less he recognized and he was lost and he was sad and I could only hear his voice singing “where is home?” and that road had a keeper who loved it just as much held time by the tail and never let it go anywhere and that’s how we got by without a goddamn dime and it was will and it was love and it was struggle but it was fine it was home
Track Name: Sparrow
Un rey no es un rey cuando no el tenga dios un rey no sirve su mismo pero un buen rey sirve la gente y debe tener amor solamente dios nos da esto their heats were like leather and their cares blew like feathers in the wind no directions no compassion or suspection of the storm that was coming rain would fall on everyone on the hill it was quiet but the pillars shook in silence and the wind kicked up and it blew in the right direction and the garden was thirsty rain started to its roots somos una ola del oceano y te ahogaramos y como una ola volveremos! men grab your hatchets and your candles and your courage round the dogs for the hunt they should fear their possessions cause tonight it rains and it falls on everyone and the pillars seemed so sturdy but the marble broke like glass and the tables seemed so heavy but they flipped over so fast and the crowns were broken the castle was had by everyone somos una ola del oceano y te ahoragamos y como una ola volveremos! But the son loved the sparrow and are we more than that? yes we are no and the son loved the sparrow and we are more than that! yes we are! we are more than that!
Track Name: Pebbles
I can always tell when you are sleeping you make ripples in my mind SPLASH like a pebble I can see you you sink to the bottom of my mind you make my memory fish start swimming with sensitivity to you swimming in curious circles softly kissing you water is polishing you smoothly making you shine light keeps you looking like you’re moving but dead at the same time moments of darkness are like sleeping with elapsed time oh and the light it reveals you I remember and that’s fine I will polish you till you’re gone one of these days my eyes will open and you’ll never have existed like every rock that sits in water you’ll be sanded down with time